Sedimentary Environments

Author: Harold G. Reading
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687639
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Sedimentary Environments is one of the most distinguishedand influential textbooks in the earth sciences published in thelast 20 years. The first and second editions both won universalpraise and became classic works in sedimentology. Since thepublication of the last edition, the study of sedimentaryenvironments and facies has made great strides, with major advancesin facies modelling, sequence stratigraphy and basin modelling. The3rd edition of this classic text will likely set the benchmark evenhigher, and needless to say, will continue being the textbook ofchoice for sedimentology students. The latest edition of a classic text. Incorporates all the latest advances in dynamicstratigraphy. Will remain the textbook of choice for upper levelundergraduate and graduate students in sedimentology.

Sedimentary Environments

Author: H. G. Reading
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780632036271
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sedimentary Environments has been one of the most distinguished and influential textbooks in teh earth sciences published in the last twenty years. The two earlier editions won universal praise and became classic works. Since the publication of the second edition, knowledge and understanding of the importance of external controls on sedimentary environments has blossomed. This edition therefore places greater emphasis on sequence stratigraphy, architectural elements and allocyclic controls while retaining an extensive coverage of environments and the processes that operate within them. This should ensure that this edition sets a further benchmark in sedimentary geology. Reviews of the second edition '...required reading for the professional geologist along with any serious graduate or senior undergraduate student.' --Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 'Every sedimentologist who practices the study of facies and environments should have this edition on his or her shelf.' --Sedimentary Geology 'It is a must for university libraries as it forms an excellent basis for the subject.' --Earth Science Review

Sedimentary Processes Environments and Basins

Author: Gary Nichols
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444304429
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For several decades Peter Friend has been one of the leading figures in sedimentary geology and throughout that time he has helped scores of other people by supervising doctoral students, collaborating with colleagues, especially in developing countries, and selflessly sharing ideas with fellow geologists. This collection of papers is a survey of the research frontier in basin dynamics, a field Peter Friend helped initiate, and a token of thanks from people who have benefited from an association with Peter during their careers. The papers in this book fall into four themes - Tectonics and sedimentation, Landscape evolution and provenance, Depositional systems and Fluvial sedimentation - which reflect Peter's research interests and are all important areas of current research in sedimentary geology. There are both case studies and review articles on these themes which reflect recent work, but the collection can also be considered to be a 'sampler' of sedimentary geology for anyone with broad interests in the Earth sciences.

Precambrian Sedimentary Environments

Author: Wladyslaw Altermann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444304321
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The motivation for this volume came from the idea that thePrecambrian is the key, both to the present, and to theunderstanding of the Earth as a whole. The Precambrian constitutesabout 85% of Earth's history, and of that, about 3.75 billion yearsof Precambrian time, represented by rocks, are accessible togeoscientists. Ancient atmospheric and environmental conditions canbe traced back to the time when the Earth was only about 250million years old. Precambrian rocks supply almost 75% of importantmineral resources such as Fe, Mn, Au, Pt and Cr. Many of theseelements are associated with sedimentary rocks and some importanthydrocarbon, coal and graphite deposits are also hosted byPrecambrian rocks. This volume is aimed at geoscientists interested in Precambriansedimentary rocks and at students of Earth history. It containsreview articles discussing Precambrian conditions and case studiesfrom Precambrian shields and successions of North and SouthAmerica, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and India. Theintroductory papers, written by experts on Precambrianenvironments, treat comprehensively the application of actualism tothe Precambrian, the evolution and influence of life on thesedimentary rock record, the genesis of Banded Iron Formations, thePrecambrian sulphur cycle and the significance of Precambrianchemical carbonate precipitates. The case studies includedepositional settings and processes in Archean terranes, inPaleoproterozoic sequences, with some emphasis on the lack ofvegetation and weathering, and in late Proterozoic sequences, withsome emphasis on glacial deposits. The contributions demonstratethat Precambrian sedimentary deposits are commonly similar to theirPhanerozoic counterparts in terms of composition, sedimentaryprocesses, and depositional setting, but may differ significantlyas a result of lack of vegetation, climatic and biologicalconstraints, composition and circulation of seawater, and thesecular involvement of continental crust. Contains review articles discussing Precambrian conditions andcase studies from Precambrian shields and successions of North andSouth America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and India. The introductory papers, written by experts on Precambrianenvironments, treat comprehensively the application of actualism tothe Precambrian, the evolution and influence of life on thesedimentary rock record, the genesis of Banded Iron Formations, thePrecambrian sulphur cycle and the significance of Precambrianchemical carbonate precipitates. Detailed case studies include depositional settings andprocesses in Archean terranes, in Paleoproterozoic sequences, withsome emphasis on the lack of vegetation and weathering, and in lateProterozoic sequences, with some emphasis on glacialdeposits. Written for geoscientists interested in Precambrian sedimentaryrocks and students of Earth history. If you are a member of the International Association ofSedimentologists (IAS), for purchasing details, please see:http://www.iasnet.org/publications/details.asp?code=SP33

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Author: Maurice Schwartz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402038801
Format: PDF
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This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.

Sedimentary Basins

Author: Gerhard Einsele
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662040298
Format: PDF
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This completely revised and enlarged second edition provides an up-to-date overview of all major topics in sedimentary geology. It is unique in its quantitative approach to denudation-accumulation systems and basin fillings, including dynamic aspects. The relationship between tectonism and basin evolution as well as the concepts of sequence cycle and event stratigraphy in various depositional environments are extensively discussed. Numerous, often composite figures, a well-structured text, brief summaries in boxes, and several examples from all continents make the book an invaluable source of information for students, researchers and professors in academia as well as for professionals in the oil industry.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Author: Gary Nichols
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687779
Format: PDF, Docs
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This fully revised and updated edition introduces the reader tosedimentology and stratigraphic principles, and provides tools forthe interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Theprocesses of formation, transport and deposition of sediment areconsidered and then applied to develop conceptual models for thefull range of sedimentary environments, from deserts to deep seasand reefs to rivers. Different approaches to using stratigraphic principles to dateand correlate strata are also considered, in order to provide acomprehensive introduction to all aspects of sedimentology andstratigraphy. The text and figures are designed to be accessible toanyone completely new to the subject, and all of the illustrativematerial is provided in an accompanying CD-ROM. High-resolutionversions of these images can also be downloaded from the companionwebsite for this book at: www.wiley.com/go/nicholssedimentology.

From Depositional Systems to Sedimentary Successions on the Norwegian Continental Margin

Author: Allard W. Martinius
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118920457
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The Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), focus of this special publication, is a prolific hydrocarbon region and both exploration and production activity remains high to this day with a positive production outlook. A key element today and in the future is to couple technological developments to improving our understanding of specific geological situations. The theme of the publication reflects the immense efforts made by all industry operators and their academic partners on the NCS to understand in detail the structural setting, sedimentology and stratigraphy of the hydrocarbon bearing units and their source and seal. The papers cover a wide spectrum of depositional environments ranging from alluvial fans to deepwater fans, in almost every climate type from arid through humid to glacial, and in a variety of tectonic settings. Special attention is given to the integration of both analogue studies and process-based models with the insights gained from extensive subsurface datasets.

Introduction to Sedimentology

Author: Supriya Sengupta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351436570
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A concise account of all major branches of sedimentary geology, highlighting the connecting links between them. Introduction; Processes of sedimentation; Sedimentary texture; Sedimentary petrology; Hydraulics, sediment transportation and structures of mechanical origin; Sedimentary environments and facies; Tectonics and sedimentation; Stratigraphy and sedimentation; Basin analysis: A synthesis; References; Index.

Geology By Design

Author: Carl Froede Jr.
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614581665
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Presents and authoritative and biblical geological time-line for high school students and adults. Includes substantial illustrations, a glossary, and an extensive reference section. Clearly explains how data from volcanic deposits, seismic activity in Earth history, and even the presence of ripple marks in rock layers support the Bible as history. From the acclaimed Creation Research Society, this technical study of rock strata, and the fossils found therein, gives a solidly scientific rationale for believing in a young earth. This advanced guide is ideal for upper-level homeschool students, college students, or anyone wishing to explore this fascinating subject in-depth and includes questions for review at the end of each chapter. Froede presents a credible geological time-line and explains the formation and existence of fossil layers in rock sediments around the world.